TORONTO 2013

Beautiful Hand-Painted Art for TIFF's 'We Gotta Get Out of This Place'

We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Every once in a while, a film will choose to take the path less traveled and use unique poster art that eschews Photoshop and goes for aesthetic beauty instead. Here we have the TIFF promo poster for Simon Hawkins and Zeke Hawkins' We Gotta Get Out of This Place, a twisted Texas-set crime drama about three teens (Mackenzie Davis, Jeremy Allen White and Logan Huffman) hoping to make a break for it and escape their dead-end existence in their cotton-mill town. The poster features hand-painted artwork by Eisner Award winning artist Sean Phillips that's just gorgeous. This film is now on our festival radar thanks to this art.

 Posted August 27 in Artwork, Indies, Posters, TIFF 13 | Comments

Final TIFF Selections Include Claire Denis, Kim Ki-duk & Spike Jonze

TIFF - Bastards (Les salauds)

The last of the TIFF line-up has been unveiled, adding a few more prestigious names to their impressive 2013 program. Toronto has programmed a total of 288 films this year, and they've announced the last batch of titles to top off the announcements previously. They'll be showing the new film from French filmmaker Claire Denis, titled Bastards (or Les salauds) which first screened in Cannes; it's a damn good film, worth seeing. They also have Kim Ki-duk's "twisted family chronicle" Moebius and a "Conversation With... Spike Jonze" where he'll preview some (but not all of) his film Her. Final batch of TIFF 2013 films listed below.

 Posted August 20 in Indies, Movie News, TIFF 13 | Comments

Jude Law and a Monkey on Wacky First Poster for 'Dom Hemingway'

Dom Hemingway

Now that the film is slated to premiere at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival, the first poster for the comedy Dom Hemingway, starring Jude Law as the title safecracker, has arrived, and it's pretty wild. After spending 12 years in prison for keeping his mouth shut, the notorious Dom Hemingway is back on the streets of London looking to collect what he's owed, but he's also trying to reconnect with an estranged daughter. Law looks cocky as hell, but he's almost upstaged by the giant monkey behind him. This looks like it could be quite an outlandish and fun performance for Law, and hopefully we see a trailer soon.

 Posted August 19 in Hype, Posters, TIFF 13 | Comments

First Look: Ti West's New 'Eden Parish' Horror Thriller 'The Sacrament'

The Sacrament First Look

As we get closer to the fall film festivals, let's take a first look at another film premiering this year. The latest film from indie genre icon Ti West (of The House of the Devil, The Innkeepers) sends a crew of Vice media correspondents on "a harrowing journey into madness and messianic bloodshed" in The Sacrament. The cast includes AJ Bowen, Amy Seimetz (from Upstream Color), filmmaker Joe Swanberg, Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley. Documenting a search for a friend's missing sister, they end up traveling to "Eden Parish," a self-sustained "rural utopia" where things get a bit freaky, obviously. Take a look below.

 Posted August 5 in First Look, Indies, Photos, TIFF 13 | Comments

TIFF Announces 52 Additional 2013 Midnight, Doc & Vanguard Films

Midnight TIFF

From Jodo's Dune to Burt's Buzz to Tim's Vermeer, to Eli's Green Inferno and McKee's All Cheerleaders Die and much more. The second batch of films were announced for the 38th Toronto International Film Festival this September, including the Midnight Madness and Vanguard sections. This is our 7th year covering. Last week, TIFF unveiled their selection of Galas & Special Presentations, with handfuls of highly anticipated films. They continue with another set of highly anticipated world premieres, with many docs and more international features set to play the festival this fall. Check out the second batch of 2013 films below.

 Posted July 30 in Indies, Movie News, TIFF 13 | Comments

TIFF 2013 Reveals 70 Galas & Premieres: 'Gravity', '12 Years a Slave'

TIFF Eleanor Rigby Photo

Another dazzling line-up from Toronto to kick off the fall season. The 38th Toronto International Film Festival just announced a total of 70 unique Gala and Special Presentation films as part of the lineup at this year's festival, which runs September 5th to 15th up in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is our 7th year covering. TIFF has become known for its rather glamorous and stunning line-up ever year, programming just about every highly anticipated art house film left to see. For 2013 they'll be showing Alfonso Cuaron's Gravity, 12 Years a Slave, Mandela, Rush, Dallas Buyers Club, Labor Day and more. Read on for the list!

 Posted July 23 in Indies, Movie News, TIFF 13 | Comments

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